Future residents think about the choice of heating a house or a summer residence at the design stage. The main problem of houses with an autonomous heating system with radiators is a cold floor. Therefore, residents of country houses often choose underfloor heating..
The heating circuit in underfloor heating systems is distributed over the entire area of the room. Thanks to the uniform heat transfer from the horizontal surface, a comfortable ambient temperature is achieved. The ability to thermoregulate and create an optimal temperature in the room is one of the main advantages of underfloor heating systems. Here you can add comfort, aesthetics, efficiency and safety. The heating element in the water-heated floors is a pipe; a boiler is installed to heat the coolant.
Water or antifreeze – ethylene glycol or propylene glycol can serve as a heat carrier for underfloor heating in a country house. The choice in favor of this or that coolant directly depends on the living conditions in which the system will be used.
Any heating medium can be used in houses intended for permanent residence. If periodic heating is planned, there is a high risk of water freezing in pipes at low air temperatures. When choosing antifreeze as a coolant, you should remember about its regular replacement – once every five years. Water is an environmentally friendly coolant, spent antifreeze is a fairly toxic liquid that needs to be disposed of.
Water underfloor heating can be used as the only source of heating or in combination with a radiator system.
We create efficient heating
Manufacturers of water-heated floor systems strongly recommend using thermal insulation during installation. Thanks to the inclusion of effective insulation in the construction “pie”, the consumption of heat energy and, accordingly, finance will decrease.
The heat flow from the heating elements will go upwards, heating the upper layers of the floor and the interior of the room. Insulation is an excellent barrier to the spread of heat into the lower structures: floor and foundation.
We make a durable warm floor with PENOPLEX FOUNDATION®
The lifespan of a quality floor must match the lifespan of the entire house. Underfloor heating systems are no exception and each element of a multi-layer structure must have an appropriate durability..
PENOPLEX FOUNDATION® – highly efficient thermal insulation made of extruded polystyrene foam. Scientifically determined durability of PENOPLEX FOUNDATION® more than 50 years without changing its technical properties.
An important indicator of thermal insulation is the coefficient of thermal conductivity of the material, which for PENOPLEX FOUNDATION® is no more than 0.034 W / m • ° С.
The insulation has zero water absorption, which allows you to maintain stable thermal performance throughout the service life.
PENOPLEX FOUNDATION® absolutely bio-resistant, it is not afraid of mold and mildew.
Thermal insulation is made of high quality polystyrene by extrusion. It contains no phenol-formaldehyde resins, small fibers, slags, and does not use freon during production.
Underfloor heating scheme with PENOPLEX FOUNDATION®:
- Top floor covering (tiles).
- Reinforced screed with heating elements.
- PENOPLEX FOUNDATION®.
- Leveling screed.
- Precast concrete slab.
Installation of a water underfloor heating system with PENOPLEX FOUNDATION® begins with leveling the surface. If local irregularities are more than 5 mm, a leveling screed is poured.
At the next stage, PENOPLEX FOUNDATION insulation boards are laid® in one or more layers at random. A layer of polyethylene film is laid on the thermal insulation or the joints of the insulation are glued with adhesive tape. This is necessary to prevent possible leakage of cement “milk” from the next floor layer.
A reinforcing mesh is laid on the polyethylene film, pipes are mounted through which the coolant is pumped, and fasteners. Next, a cement-sand screed with a thickness of at least 50 mm is arranged. And the finishing layer of the floor – parquet, tiles, laminate.
A gap of 10–20 mm should be provided between the layer of cement-sand screed and the wall for possible thermal expansion, which is filled with a damper tape.
Only high-quality thermal insulation will make a country house warm, comfortable and durable!